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I recived a tax lock out letter what should I do.***** *****

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Hello I recived a tax lock out letter what should I do.***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The Irs sent a letter to my employer but didn't recived the letter until after the 30 days because I was moving and it never made to my new address.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Charles Markham replied 1 year ago.

Hello, are you available to chat with me about this?

Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.


You can contact the IRS and request they allow you to continue to claim withholding rates other than Single and 0 if you can show them that the allowances would sufficient to claim when you file.

Once the IRS issues a lock-in letter, you won’t be able to decrease your withholding unless they approve it.

Once you are issued a lock-in letter, you will be given a telephone number to call the IRS for a modification. You will have 60 days to call the IRS. After that date, your employer must withhold income tax from your wages at a single rate with zero allowances.

Call them now if you can substantiate your withholding.

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Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you need more information.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

You need to respond in this thread please

Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

So sorry Linda. Another expert opted out twice in this tread so I had to respond to make your question leave the open list.

You can still respond below.